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Table of Contents
Preface to Second Edition.
Notes.

1. Basic Concepts.

1.1 History.

1.2 Relativity and Antiparticles.

1.3 Space-Time Symmetries and Conservation Laws.

1.4 Interactions and Feynman Diagrams.

1.5 Particle Exchange: Forces and Potentials.

1.6 Observable Quantities: Cross-sections and Decay Rates.

1.7 Units: Length, Mass and Energy.

Problems.

2. Nuclear Phenomenology.

2.1 Mass Spectroscopy .

2.2 Nuclear Shapes and Sizes.

2.3 Semi-Empirical Mass Formula: the Liquid Drop Model.

2.4 Nuclear Instability.

2.5 Radioactive Decay.

2.6 βDecay Phenomenology.

2.7 Fission.

2.8 γDecays.

2.9 Nuclear Reactions.

Problems.

3. Particle Phenomenology.

3.1 Leptons.

3.2 Quarks.

3.3 Hadrons.

Problems.

4. Experimental Methods.

4.1 Overview.

4.2 Accelerators and Beams.

4.3 Particle Interactions with Matter.

4.4 Particle Detectors.

4.5 Multi-Component Detector Systems.

Problems.

5. Quark Dynamics: The Strong Interaction .

5.1 Colour.

5.2 Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

5.3 Heavy Quark Bound States.

5.4 The Strong Coupling Constant and Asymptotic Freedom.

5.5 Quark-Gluon Plasma.

5.6 Jets and Gluons.

5.7 Colour Counting.

5.8 Deep Inelastic Scattering and Nucleon Structure.

Problems.

6. Weak Interactions And Electroweak Unification.

6.1 Charged and Neutral Currents.

6.2 Symmetries of the Weak Interaction.

6.3 Spin Structure of the Weak Interactions.

6.4 W± and Z0 Bosons.

6.5 Weak Interactions of Hadrons: Charged Currents.

6.6 Meson Decays and CP Violation.

6.7 Neutral Currents and the Unified Theory.

Problems.

7. Models And Theories Of Nuclear Physics .

7.1 The Nucleon-Nucleon Potential.

7.2 Fermi Gas Model.

7.3 Shell Model.

7.4 Non-Spherical Nuclei.

7.5 Summary of Nuclear Structure Models.

7.6 α-Decay.

7.7 β-Decay.

7.8 γ-Emission and Internal Conversion.

Problems.

8. Applications Of Nuclear Physics.

8.1 Fission.

8.2 Fusion.

8.3 Nuclear Weapons.

8.4 Biomedical applications.

Problems.

9. Outstanding Questions and Future Prospects.

9.1 Overview.

9.2 Hadrons and Nuclei .

9.3 The Origin of Mass: the Higgs Boson .

9.4 The Nature of the Neutrino.

9.5 Beyond the Standard Model: Unification Schemes.

9.6 Particle Astrophysics.

9.7 Nuclear Medicine.

9.8 Power Production and Nuclear Waste.

Appendix A: Some Results In Quantum Mechanics.

A.1 Barrier Penetration.

A.2 Density of States.

A.3 Perturbation Theory and the Second Golden Rule.

A.4 Isospin Formalism.

A.4.1 Isospin operators and quark states.

A.4.2 Hadron states.

Appendix B: Relativistic Kinematics.

B.1 Lorentz Transformations and Four-Vectors.

B.2 Frames of Reference.

B.3 Invariants.

Problems B.

Appendix C: Rutherford Scattering.

C.1 Classical Physics.

C.2 Quantum Mechanics.

Problems C.

Appendix D: Gauge Theories.

D.1 Gauge Invariance and the Standard Model.

D.1.1 Electromagnetism and the gauge principle.

D.1.2 The standard model.

D.2 Particle Masses and the Higgs Field.

Appendix E: Data.

E.1 Physical Constants and Conversion Factors.

E.2 Tables of Particle Properties.

D.2.1 Gauge bosons.

D.2.2 Leptons.

D.2.3 Quarks.

D.2.4 Baryons.

D.2.5 Mesons.

E.3 Tables of Nuclear Properties.

D.3.1 Properties of naturally occurring isotopes.

D.3.2 The periodic table.

Appendix F: Solutions To Problems.

References.

Bibliography.

Index.
 
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Table of Contents: http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/c9633.pdf

1 Particle Physics: A Brief Overview
2 Dirac Equation and Quantum Electrodynamics
3 Gauge Principle
4 Hadrons
5 Detectors and Measurements
6 Neutrino Oscillations and CKM Measurements
7 e+e- Collider Physics
8 Hadron Colliders
9 Higgs Physics

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9633.html
 
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Hi,

Can anybody, please, recommend a good systematic particle physics book?
I graduated physics and now I'm doing a PhD in astroparticle physics, but I am not satisfied with the particle physics knowledge "gathered" so far. I didn't like the lectures from my professor at university -they were always confusing to me :/ so, now, I would like to give a second chance to particles :)
can you recommend something good, systematic, with the foundations in experiments and good connection with cosmology/astroparticle physics....I am also looking for links of other lectures, articles....anything qualitative is good and will be useful!
 
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Hi there. I didn't know where to post this. If there is a proper section, please move it.

The thing is that I am looking for papers on which they characterize palladium nanoparticles through light scattering methods. I've found palladium nanoparticles characterized by TEM, IR, XPS, etc. but I was looking in particular for anyone who has characterized it by light scattering. I looked through google, and found this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23360464

And I found a few more. What I particularly need is something where they explains clearly as possible the characterization through light scattering. I don't have too much access to science magazines here in my house, but I could access to some at my university, which have some subscriptions. I look for it on monday, but until then, if anyone can help me with this I will really appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

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